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Travel and Transportation January 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm

VPP for non-DC Residents

So DDOT has a new policy in 2017 that in order to obtain a Visitor Parking Pass (VPP), you need to have a valid DC driver’s license or ID card. It used to be that you entered your DC address, and you would receive the pass in the mail, no further identification required.

This new requirement troubles me. I don’t have a car myself, and yet I would need to change my permanent out-of-district driver’s license in order to have visitors. These are legitimate temporary visitors (e.g. housekeeper, my parents, friends) who would use the pass for a few hours at a time, but more than the maximum 2-hours noted on the signs in my Zone 1 neighborhood. (Note that even to get a DC ID card, you cannot have a driver’s license in any state).

I understand the previous system could be abused by drivers who live and/or work in DC, but their vehicles stay registered out-of-district and they use the VPP as a permanent parking pass.

But what about people like me?

Do people feel this is fair? Is there any other way to obtain a VPP that you know of? If I got a DC resident friend or neighbor to give me one (for the appropriate Zone#, of course), would I or they get fined somehow?

Events January 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

Special Inauguration Day Event: Finding Trust in a Changing World

In a rapidly changing world dominated by divisions, illusions and deceptions, it is more important than ever to increase the quality of trust so we can continue to grow. Join us for this special event with Sister Jenna on inauguration day as we learn how to use our innate spiritual powers to increase self confidence and trust in ourelves, God, and others.

Sister Jenna is a radio and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder and director of the Meditation Museums in Silver Spring, Maryland and McLean, Virginia. Selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 Most Influential Leaders of 2015 and served as a principal partner with the Oprah Winfrey Network and Values Partnerships on the Belief Team, a community of individuals from diverse spiritual, cultural and faith backgrounds, and as an influential connector, she coordinated bringing on-board organizations and thought leaders to engage in this global dialogue on Belief.

Sister Jenna’s voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world. Friday, January 20th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. In Maryland, at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD.

Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at

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Events January 10, 2017 at 1:59 pm

We The People! Dance party January 14th at Black Cat

We The People Flyer

Join DJ Dredd, Adrian Loving (Axel F) and Robin Bell as they pay tribute to the musicians and rebels we lost in 2016. Featuring music by David Bowie, George Michael, Sharon Jones, Maurice White (Earth Wind and Fire), Phifedawg of A Tribe Called Quest, Vanity and Prince.

Doors at 9:30pm. $10

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Music August 31, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Prince: A Celebration w/ DJ Dredd this Saturday at The Black Cat


The Washington Post calls DJ Dredd “Washington’s foremost Princeologist,” stating that no DJ is Washington is more associated with Prince’s music. Dredd is the architect of the long-running Prince dacne parties in DC that have spanned almost two decades. In 2015, Dredd performed at private parties for Stevie Wonder, Berry Gordy/Motown, and yes, Prince.

Join DJ Dredd at the historic Black Cat as he pays tribute to his hero by spinning a 5 hour set. The party will also feature a stunning video mix by O’s Cool.

Dredd will also be giving away select memorabilia from his extensive Prince collection.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Girls! Rock DC.

Auto August 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Getting Another License Plate After Surrendering Previous One

Got a job in DuPont which started in January. No longer needed my DC-registered, insured car so took it home to NC to leave in my parents garage until I am in a place where I want the car up here again.

SURRENDERED MY DC PLATES, but still have insurance.

Trying to decide whether to just register in NC (pay taxes, registration fees) or get new plates in DC. Does anyone know how much this would cost? Would I have to pay taxes on the vehicle again just to renew my registration?

Travel and Transportation February 10, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Lost MD license–convert to DC license?

Long story short, I should have converted my MD license to a DC license a while ago. I didn’t. My wallet was stolen Saturday along with my MD license, and so I just have a passport as ID.

Understanding that I will spend the whole day at the DMV, here’s my dilemma:

Do I need to re-take the driver’s test and that rigamarole for DC? Do I get my MD license re-issued (which I’m not sure I can as I’m no longer a resident)? Or is there something in the middle?

Any help would be very much appreciated! The DMV website was not helpful.

Announcements August 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Help! My Bike Was Stolen! + A Love Letter

…I know this might be a futile effort, but just hoping that the good of the internet can help keep their eyes peeled.

I left my bike locked in front of my office (M st Between 16 & 17) last night because I left my bike lights at home and I didn’t want to ride home in the dark. This AM my good ol’ faithful was missing — the Ulock had been cut by a person with superpowers or some nefarious device. Perhaps it was poofed like the 3% of the earth’s population on HBO’s The Leftovers. But I’m just not willing to accept that.

This. The bike that got me through years of art school, the bike that got me from downtown to my home in midtown one-hundred-million times, the bike that took me from Georgia to North Carolina on the dirty, shittily paved roads of the southern stretches of 95. The brakes are loose and the gears are a little weird by now, but hell, I’m so pathetically in love with the thing I’d even buy it back. “Just shut up and take my money,” I’ll say.

I’m sorry I always talked about how I didn’t like your sporty appearance because I do. I’m sorry for that one time that I rode you around the coastal highways too much and you got rust from the salty air. I’m sorry I left you behind that weekend and cheated on you with another bike, but mostly I’m just sorry that your gone. Please come back.

PS. I love you.

The bike is a Specialized green and white “Vita” hybrid, 27″ spoke wheels, thumb shift, quick release, gel seat for anyone who cares to help! I would GREATLY appreciate it.

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General Discussion August 20, 2013 at 6:34 am

Incorrect RPP Mailed To Me

Hi everyone,

I have never used the PoP forums for myself, but I’ve seen lots of questions answered, and after some Googling and scouring the DC DMV website, I thought maybe someone here might be able to help me.

I recently renewed my car registration and zone 3 parking permit – I received my permit and registration card by mail recently, but on my parking permit, instead of the big “3” that my current one has, the letters “No RPP” are written vertically down the side of the permit. I luckily printed and scanned a copy of my receipt when I paid the full $107.00 for both of these things, and my receipt does indeed say “Zone 3 Parking Permit” on it.

I would like to not reapply and pay another $35 to try my hand at receiving a Zone 3 pass, but I also know that the DMV website really steers you clear of going in person to get services like this taken care of. I tried calling the DMV line and got stuck in an endless loop of automated messages, and I sent an email to their generic address (I am not expecting any response back). My zone sticker expires this Saturday, and I’m at a loss! If anyone has any advice, I welcome it with open arms!

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